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life gets busy
Hey there reader! Don't think that I've forgotten about you. :) Life has been pretty hectic lately and I simply haven't had the time to write a post, but fret now! I have returned!
Maybe you're wondering what I have been up to these past few weeks that has kept me away. Potentially you could be relieved that I haven't posted anything and are irritated with the fact that I have decided to return (if this is really how you feel why are you reading this?). Either way, this post is gonna provide you an update of my life.
During the first week of my absence I actually found myself spending a lot of time with friends. One of my friends so graciously made myself and another friend dinner, and it was so damn good! I literally just started salivating reminiscing on the deliciousness. I would tell all you single gentlemen to wife a girl up, but unfortunately for you she's got that ring thing going on and I would have do unforgivable things to the person who tried to break that up.
Also, during that first week I was working on a resume update. Now don't freak out and think that I'm making another cross country venture after only being in my current residence for 5 months. I'm not that crazy! I applied for, got offered, and accepted a new position with my current employer. For those of you who might not know, I am a Recreation Therapist at a psychiatric facility (if you have no idea what that means it's okay. Trust me you aren't alone. This article will answer any questions you have about recreation therapy www.theodysseyonline.com/recreational-therapy-field-need-know-about). The position I was hired into was a float position on the geriatric wards of the hospital. My main responsibilities included providing groups and individual treatment for my patients. My new position is within the same department, but I will now directly be responsible for patient treatment and care on one of the wards. This will involve more paperwork and less of a focus on generalized groups, but I am very excited to be taking on this new challenge.
The first week also consisted of a couple walks with friends. During this time of the year in Washington that can be difficult to come by due to the bad air quality levels form the wild fires in the surrounding areas. Fortunately on the days that I had to stay inside I was able to prep my apartment for my friend that was coming to visit that weekend.
If you've been following my blog from the beginning you will recall me mentioning that I had a friend coming to visit for a weekend. Well, I had been getting a little anxious about it because I had only ever had one other friend take me up on my offer to visit (and I didn't house them that time). So I did the whole 'clean your apartment to the point where it doesn't look like someone lives there' thing. Basically I wanted to make it so there was as little to judge as possible.
Good news about the visit overall though, despite some awkward moments it actually turned out to be a really good weekend. I took Friday off work to show my friend some of my favorite spots around town. Had dinner with some friends and then had a chill night at her place. Saturday we traveled to Seattle and got to explore the city before seeing a Mariner's game. Although I had no investment in either team playing, the game was incredibly exciting with a walk-off balk generating a win for the home team (but still...go Cubs go!). Unfortunately the air quality was in the unhealthy levels on Sunday, but we took it as an opportunity to rest from our eventful two days.
Now reader, you may also remember me mentioning that my visitor was a male, and guess what!? The entire time he was here, WE DIDN'T SLEEP TOGETHER. Isn't it incredible that two people of the opposite sex can hangout for an entire weekend, be friends, and not have sex? A big virtual middle finger to all those who doubted it or thought I would "cave." You are the reason I sometimes hate people, but at the same time I forgive you.
Due to my very eventful weekend, it took me several days to fully recover and get caught up on sleep. Last Monday I even fell asleep before 9 PM! Pair my lack of sleep with the stress of training for my new position and this girl was exhausted! There is definitely something to say about the importance of self-care because my body needed those days to recoup. I honestly don't think I could have made it through this past week without some type of breakdown otherwise.
Towards the end of the week I was finally feeling up to being social again. On Thursday night I had a moment where I knew I was truly becoming an adult...I got waayyyyy too excited to go office supplies shopping with a friend (if you have not reached this level in your life, I give you props). Friday night, I went brewery hopping with coworkers. Just so you know, I'm not a huge fan of beer, but it was definitely an enjoyable night. Then yesterday and today I got to indulge my love of sports by playing in a slow-pitch softball tournament. It was truly a great weekend!
Well reader after all of that, I hope you better understand and accept my leave of absence from posts. It's kind of great that living life kept me away, but I do thank you for your patience. I can say with certainty that it will not be nearly as long of a break until the next post. Just to keep you intrigued, I'll even let you in on a little teaser of some future post topics, Coming to you soon: I will be discussing my job transition in a little more detail, we are a couple weeks out from my cardiology appointment and that update, and lastly I will be bouncing an idea of a new approach to my dating life that I have been contemplating off of you. Have I hooked you yet? :)
As always, thank you for sticking with me reader. Don't forget to make someone smile today! Until next time.
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